Flag of the Week: Aruba

Flag of the Week: Aruba
Aruba
Aruba is an island nation in the Caribbean Sea that is a constituent country of the Netherlands.
Symbols on the Flag
[image of Aruban flag]
The red star represents the four points of the compass, with the island having drawn people from around the world. The blue represents the sea and sky that surrounds Aruba; yellow is the color of abundance; red is for the love each Aruban has for the country; white represents the purity of the Aruban people and its white sandy beaches.
Fast Facts
Area: 322,500 km2
Population: 111,600
Capital: Oranjestad
Language: Dutch and Papiamentu Religion: None (majority Roman Catholic) Currency: Aruban florin
Geography
[image of sunset at an Aruban white-sand beach]
Aruba has white-sand beaches in the south and west, a rugged coastline in the northeast, and a desert environment in the interior.
Famous Figures
[image of Evelyn Wever-Croes]
Evelyn Wever-Croes is the Prime Minister of Aruba. She has been in office since 2017.
[image of Bobby Farrell]
Bobby Farrell was a famous Aruban dancer and singer. He was the male member of the 1970s hit pop and disco group Boney M.
Food + Culture
[image of Keshi Yena]
Keshi Yena is the Aruban national food. It is a traditional Dutch Caribbean dish consisting of a steamed cheese ball stuffed with meat.
[image of Cas di Cultura building]
The capital city of Aruba is Oranjestad, which is a cultural center. There, you can find the Cas di Cultura, Aruba’s national theatre where local and international artists perform throughout the year.
Aruba
Aruba is an island nation in the Caribbean Sea that is a constituent country of the Netherlands.
Symbols on the Flag
The red star represents the four points of the compass, with the island having drawn people from around the world. The blue represents the sea and sky that surrounds Aruba; yellow is the color of abundance; red is for the love each Aruban has for the country; white represents the purity of the Aruban people and its white sandy beaches.
Fast Facts
Area: 322,500 km2
Population: 111,600
Capital: Oranjestad
Language: Dutch and Papiamentu Religion: None (majority Roman Catholic) Currency: Aruban florin
Geography
Aruba has white-sand beaches in the south and west, a rugged coastline in the northeast, and a desert environment in the interior.
Famous Figures
Evelyn Wever-Croes is the Prime Minister of Aruba. She has been in office since 2017.
[image of Bobby Farrell]
Bobby Farrell was a famous Aruban dancer and singer. He was the male member of the 1970s hit pop and disco group Boney M.
Food + Culture
Keshi Yena is the Aruban national food. It is a traditional Dutch Caribbean dish consisting of a steamed cheese ball stuffed with meat.
The capital city of Aruba is Oranjestad, which is a cultural center. There, you can find the Cas di Cultura, Aruba’s national theatre where local and international artists perform throughout the year.